Physicists Confirm Discovery of the Higgs Boson

Physicists announced today that they have officially discovered the elusive Higgs boson. Since unveiling their near-discovery in July 2012, physicists working at CERN had referred to the particle as “Higgs-like,” unsure if it was the actual Higgs or a particle similar to it. Readings indicated the “Higgs-like” particle at 125 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). They’ve since had nearly a …

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CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Is About To Take A Nap

LHC. Nap TiME!

Everyone hoping for CERN to create microsingularities will have to wait a while longer, as the Large Hadron Collider will soon be shutting down until 2015. A two-year downtime period will begin in February, when engineers will steadily warm the accelerator up to room temperature and begin necessary maintenance and upgrades, which will last until …

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Scientists Search For Evidence That We Live Within A Computer Simulation

The Cosmic Computer

I’ve written about Nick Bostrom’s simulation hypothesis, and individuals such as Frank Tipler, who believe post-humans will create a universal simulation that will, in essence, grant us virtual immortality. You can read about both ideas in the article Simulated Reality At The End Of The Universe. We’ve even looked at the research of superstring theorist …

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UK Scientists Hope To “Mimic” Black Holes In Lab

A Shredded Galaxy

Before the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN finally began operation, there was a small movement to shut the project down, out of fear that scientists would inadvertently create a black hole that would swallow the entire planet. This obviously didn’t happen, and probably won’t. Now, however, perhaps we should cast our gaze over to …

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